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Toni Schneiders

Given NameToni
Born13 May 1920
Died4 Aug 2006


ww2dbaseToni Schneiders was born in Urbar, Mayen-Koblenz, Germany in 1920. In 1939, he completed his education as a photographer. In 1939, he entered the German military. From 1942 until 1944, he served as a war correspondent. He notably participated in, and photographed, the Operation Eiche rescue mission for Benito Mussolini. He was seriously wounded in Paris, France in Aug 1944. After the war, he resided briefly in Koblenz before moving to Meersburg in southern Germany. In 1949, he moved to Lindau (Bodensee) on the eastern end of Lake Constance. He was a founding member of the photographers group FotoForm. He married Ingeborg Thomann in the 1950s. he traveled extensively throughout Europe during his career. In 1999, he won the Culture Prize of the German Society for Photography (Kulturpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie) award. He passed away in Lindau (Bodensee) in 2006.

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Portrait of Toni Schneiders, 1942German photographer Toni Schneiders with Leica camera, near Nettuno, Italy, Feb 1944

Photographs Taken by Toni Schneiders

A building at Gran Sasso, Italy, 12 Sep 1943A German glider trooper next to a DFS 230 C-1 glider damaged during landing, Gran Sasso, Italy, 12 Sep 1943Benito Mussolini with Otto Skorzeny and other rescuers, Gran Sasso, Italy, 12 Sep 1943, photo 1 of 2Benito Mussolini with Otto Skorzeny and other rescuers, Gran Sasso, Italy, 12 Sep 1943, photo 2 of 2
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Toni Schneiders Timeline

13 May 1920 Toni Schneiders was born in Urbar, Mayen-Koblenz, Germany.
4 Aug 2006 Toni Schneiders passed away in Lindau (Bodensee), Germany.

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